Mama (Мама, sometimes translated Mother or Mom) is a Russian album by Vitas. It was released in 2003, simultaneously with The Songs of My Mother. Both albums were a tribute to his late mother. Songs from these albums featured heavily in the setlist of Vitas' extensive world tour The Songs of My Mother, performed at hundreds of venues in several countries from 2004-2006.
The opening track, The Star won a Russian People's HIT prize in 2003 and is one of Vitas' most popular songs worldwide. Like Opera No. 2, it is still a staple of Vitas' live performances. Vitas sang the song as a duet with Alexander Kireev for his entry into the Star Factory in 2006.
He performed the song Starry River accompanied by its composer Aleksandra Pakhmutova on piano at a concert in honour of the composer.
He covered the song The Unknown Friend Song (Песня о неизвестном друге, also known as Extraterrestrial Friend) composed in 1985 by Aleksandra Pakhmutova and Rasul Gamzatov (the poem is translated by Yunna Morits) for the song cycle The Earth Globe (Шар земной, 1985–1987). The song is about an unknown friend that realizes that there is an unknown circle of "invisible and unknown" friends and enemies, as well as "lovable planets" (as per the lyrics), in addition to interstellar and general awareness, brotherhood to the next and an existence of an extraplanetary cycle. (The song addresses the topic of science fiction: brotherhood for humanity in the 3rd millennium and beyond.) It is also subsequently re-edited on Vitas' 2006 CD Return Home. There's also the music score of the song (available on the composer's website) to download. In concert, Vitas often dons an alien robot costume while performing this song.
The concept originated in the Middle Ages and first described a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, it came to refer to humorous illustrations in magazines and newspapers, and after the early 20th century, it referred to comic strips and animated films.
A cartoon (from Italian:cartone and Dutch:karton—words describing strong, heavy paper or pasteboard) is a full-size drawing made on sturdy paper as a study or modello for a painting, stained glass or tapestry. Cartoons were typically used in the production of frescoes, to accurately link the component parts of the composition when painted on damp plaster over a series of days (giornate).
CARtoons magazine was an American publication that focused on automotive humor and hot rod artwork. Originated by Carl Kohler and drag-racing artist Pete Millar, it was published by Robert E. Petersen Publication Company as a quarterly starting in 1959. Editors over the years included Dick Day, Jack Bonestell and Dennis Ellefson. It should not be confused with the earlier Cartoons Magazine of the 1920s.
The first issue included a comic strip, Rumpsville:The Saga of Rumpville, illustrated by Millar.
Closely related publications were CYCLEtoons, SURFtoons and Hot Rod Cartoons.
It featured articles, comic strips, step-by-step how-to drawing pages and more. In the 1960s until 1975 it carried the Unk and them Varmints strip. In 1975, the magazine underwent a complete overhaul with a new logo, new artists and new features. The late 1970s and early 1980s issues included iron-ons, which ended in 1983. The iron-ons were later replaced with a center poster which often was a larger print of the cover art.
Hey hey hey hey! Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma Loo Mama Loo, Mama Loo You got to get through Mama Loo Can rock and roll Save your soul Mama Loo, Mama Loo You've got lots to do Mama Loo She's gonna go far Got a hot rod car She's a rock and roll star. Mama Loo, Mama Loo It's all up to you Mama Loo It's getting round Funky sound Mama Loo, Mama Loo Back off Boogaloo Mamma Loo She's gonna go far Got a hot rod car She's a rock and roll star. Hey hey hey, Ma-ma-ma Loo Ready, steady, go, man, go My Mama Loo's so nice to know Mama Loo ...